How to Make Your Computer Faster
As a PC owner, you have likely experienced one or more of the following: Your computer runs slowly for no apparent reason. Applications open and run slowly. Opening and saving files take a long time. Large applications become slow and unresponsive. You will try every trick in the book to try and make your computer faster, but few things actually work.
Having a faster computer is possible, and making it happen is quite easy. In this guide, you will find many different techniques to make your computer run faster. I’ll go over methods that everyone can use for free and others that might require some money to get the best results.
1. Remove startup programs
If you don’t think your computer is running as fast as it used to, there could be hundreds of programs that start when you boot up your computer. These programs load into memory and run in the background even if you don’t use them, causing your computer to work harder than it needs to. There are several ways to remove these startup programs.
It’s pretty simple. Login to your computer and press the Windows key on your keyboard. When the Start menu appears, scroll down to All Programs and right-click it. A new window will appear. Now type MSConfig into the search box. After a brief pause, a list of all of your startup programs will appear. Open MSConfig up and you’ll be able to disable certain items from starting when your PC boots up.”
2. Clean up the registry
Computer processes run in the background of your system waiting for you to call on them. When you install and uninstall software, these processes are left behind, creating a messy registry that can become a drag on you computer’s performance. Normally Windows will clean up any leftover files from uninstalled programs, but if you don’t have much free space left on your hard drive or don’t leave enough time in between adding and removing programs, there will be leftovers that continue to pile up. The easiest way to fix this is to use a program like CCleaner .
4. Optimize Boot files
Boot up is about as exciting as watching paint dry. It waits (and waits), takes time and slows your computer. Two minutes may not seem a lot of time; however, two minutes multiplied by the number of times you boot-up your computer in a year, that’s a lot of wasted time. You can reduce the waiting period by optimizing your boot files.
- Free up disk space by deleting unnecessary files and temporary Internet files from your hard drive. Using this process can help you protect private information, such as financial records or personal photos. By freeing up space, you’ll increase the performance of your hard drive and improve overall system stability and speed.
5. Defrag your computer
Disk Defragmenter helps your computer run at peak performance. It rearranges the files on your hard disk and frees up disk space.
Your computer is a lot faster than you think. Over time, your files get fragmented and disorganized. Defragging can speed up your system by making sure that everything is in its right place for lightning-fast access. It’s an easy and fast process; learn how to defrag your computer.
- Click the Start menu or Windows button.
- Select Control Panel, then System and Security.
- Under Administrative Tools, click Defragment your hard drive.
- Select Analyze disk. …
- If you need to manually defrag your disk, click Defragment disk.
6. Update your drivers
Your drivers are the main link between your computer and all of its components. For that reason, it is extremely important to keep your drivers updated. This allows Windows to communicate with your hardware better, which in turn can lead to a variety of issues from smaller problems like display resolution errors to full-blown computer system freezes or crashes.
Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button, then typing device manager into the search box on the taskbar. Select Find and update driver software in the Action menu next to Device Manager. Windows will attempt to automatically update your devices; if you’re using a custom-built PC or if Windows doesn’t detect a new driver, you may need to update drivers manually.